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New Irish heavyweight joins the pro party

The Irish pro heavyweight ranks have been bolstered by the welcome addition of a new fighter.

Dubliner Paddy Nevin is to turn professional and the 26-year-old will make his debut this Autumn.

An experienced amateur boxing out of the St Michael’s Inchicore club, Nevin was defeated in the 2017 and 2018 Irish Elite Senior championships by eventual champions Martin Keenan and Dean Gardiner respectively.

Nevin will remain with club coach Steven O’Rourke [pictured] for his assault on the pros where he will be managed by Assassin Boxing.

The giant heavyweight will debut on the inaugural Assassin show, ‘Rise Again’, on Saturday October 6th at the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght where he joins fellow debutants Francy Luzoho, Martin Wall, Eddie Tracey, and Stephen Webb.

Nevin, who was recently over in England sparring Nick Webb, joins a traditionally small Irish heavyweight scene.

Wexford’s Niall Kennedy has been fighting exclusively in America recently, while former Irish amateur star Con Sheehan has not fought in over a year. Then there is Sean ‘Big Sexy’ Turner who headlines a card in Belfast on Friday October 5th versus Olympic bronze medallist David Price.


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Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie